Naqsh-e Rostam

  • Apr 19, 2018

Naqsh-e Rostam(Necropolis)

Naqsh-e Rostam is another of my favorite places to visit in Shiraz. There’s again a great sense of glory and somehow a resemblense to The Treasury in Petra, Jordan. The most important monuments are the tombs of 4 Achaemenid kings including Darius the Great, carved out of the rock face. There is an entrance on each carving which opens to a small chamber where the king’s body lays in a sarcophagus. The tombs were later looted following the conquest of Alexander the Great.